Each one of you out there has different issues, needs, fears, strengths, weaknesses, preferences, and expectations (we could go on, but we’ll stop there), so when it comes to narrowing down the best self-help books for men, ten is a small number.
But, hey, we’ve done it anyway!
The options on our list below include a mixture of options that appeal to a wide crowd, so whether you’re looking for a way to be a more successful businessman or you need something that will help you be more productive, there’s something for everyone.
Got any idea as to what prompted you to look for a self-help book in the first place? Hopefully, you do! You may not know (or want to admit) that you need help, and if that’s the case, you should read the summary of every book on our list to find out.
An oldie but a goodie, How To Win Friends & Influence People has been a smashing success since it was first published in 1936.
Understanding people, dealing with people, and interacting with people; author Dale Carnegie discusses the top six techniques to make people like you, 12 ways to win people over to your way of thinking, and 9 ways to change people without causing them to resent you.
Real-life examples back up his advice as he shares his understanding of human nature on every page.
While this book is great for everyone, it has especially proven to help men in the business world.
In this book by Stephen R. Covey, you will learn the seven habits that will help you be more effective in everything you do.
They include being proactive, beginning with the end in mind, putting first things first, thinking win/win, seeking first to understand then to be understood, synergizing, and finally sharpening the saw.
As Covey discusses in the book, all of these habits help you understand that real success comes from a balance of personal and professional effectiveness (meaning that this is a great book for those looking to improve in both ways).
It teaches you the seven habits and teaches you what you need to do before you start incorporating them into your lifestyle, which is to change your perspective and interpretation of how the world works.
You’ll think more positively and manage your time better, but it isn’t something that you’ll skim through in one sitting.
This book makes you think critically about the suggestions it contains and about yourself, which means that you can read it more than once and gain something new and important from it every time.